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Daedalic busts out first glimpse of 1954: Alcatraz

Daedalic Entertainment must have a thing for incarceration.  First Edna & Harvey needed to break out of an insane asylum, and now players will need to help a thief named Joe escape "The Rock" in the German developer's upcoming thriller, 1954: Alcatraz.

In 1950s San Francisco, a man named Joe is sentenced to 40 years in Alcatraz for armed robbery.  He's determined to escape, but no one has ever broken out of the infamous prison before. He'll need his wife's help, but she's got problems of her own, as a fellow gangster is threatening her life if she doesn't hand over the stolen swag.  But only Joe knows where it's stashed, and the "entire North Beach is searching for the jackpot. Will our hero be successful in the race for the loot?"

Co-produced by Daedalic and Irresponsible Games, whose founder Gene Mocsy was the co-writer of A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, Alcatraz promises 90 hand-painted, fully researched period locations in San Francisco, North Beach and Alcatraz, over 20 characters to interact with, and a non-linear plot with alternate endings based on crucial decisions made by players that determine the fates of the characters.

There is currently no firm release date for 1954: Alcatraz, but the game is scheduled for release some time this year.

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@Adan: O.k. that explains it!  That’s a relieve by the way. I’m looking forward to this game as well. I must have overlooked this when i was in The Rock.
Since my visit there i am fascinated by it. The atmosphere made quite an impression on me. San Fransico as well, great City !  I hope the game developers will succeed in recreating this typical Alcatraz atmosphere.

Jun 9, 2012

“...the cells in Alcatraz are much smaller than the one you see on the preview picture. This guy even has a window!”

That’s because it’s a cell in the hospital block. “The guy” on the other hand is none other than infamous “Birdman of Alcatraz” and the cell is his permanent accommodation.

Really looking forward to this one. It’s accurate, story and characters are gripping and the puzzles are extremely well integrated into the plot (judging from the script alone, which I had the pleasure to translate).

Jun 9, 2012

I would love a game about Alcatraz. I have been there on a holiday. Was pretty impressive.  But i can assure you that the cells in Alcatraz are much smaller than the one you see on the preview picture. This guy even has a window!

Jun 9, 2012

I believe what you mean is, when you type the same name as many hundreds of times as I do, you’re bound to make a typo now and then.  But thanks for the condescending correction.

Jun 8, 2012

Breaking out of jail scene was also in Daedalic’s “1½ Ritter – Auf der Suche nach der hinreissenden Herzelinde”, as i saw from demo.
1954: Alcatraz looks interesting. I personally dont like multiple choices/endings part though. Release already this year is surprising.

Update: as Jackal, I also know its Daedalic and I’m sorry Goldeneye that I made a typo.

Jun 7, 2012
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